Politwoops Deleted Tweets from Politicians

An archive of the public statements deleted by U.S. politicians. Explore the tweets they would prefer you couldn't see.

To meet the Twitter API Terms of Service, all deleted tweets shown here since June 22, 2012 have been reviewed and approved by the Sunlight Foundation.

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Bill Johnson (R) @RepBillJohnson

Which Facebook pages would our first president “be a fan of" if he were alive today? http://t.co/7Km1aMlv

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Senator Roy Blunt (R) @RoyBlunt

Had a great chat w/ Shannon Miller on @KOLR10KOLZ this morning re: job creation, #HHSMandate & payroll tax. http://t.co/ERN8hxta

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Newt 2012 Campaign (R) @Newt2012HQ

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@tbroadstock We're finalizing our schedule, and all events will be posted on Newt's Facebook page and Newt

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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RT @yoandrew18: We are excited to have @BuddyRoemer on the radio program tomorrow night. We hope you can listen in. wmsvmedia.com at 8:00pm eastern time.

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Allen West (R) @AllenWest

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S. Fla Small business owners learn how to 'Get in on the Game' of federal contracts tomorrow at event in Jupiter: http://t.co/GdtSFZCh

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JeffFortenberry (R) @JeffFortenberry

Today we honor America's presidents, who starting with George Washington have guided our young nation through... http://t.co/BolSNfhS

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Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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RT @CNNLive: What do you want to know before the Arizona GOP debate? @JohnKingCNN will answer your Twitter questions live tomorrow at 12pm ET on @CNNLive

OfficeofKayGranger (R) @RepKayGranger

Yesterday was @PresidentsDay, a time for all Americans to honor past Presidents to our nation, starting with Washington http://t.co/pSghQ6Xh

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Fred Upton (R) @RepFredUpton

WATCH I visit @WWMT to discuss payroll-tax cut extension and job-creating #KeystoneXL http://t.co/6B8Dbnzz

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Fred Upton (R) @RepFredUpton

WATCH I visit @WWMT-TV to discuss payroll-tax cut extension and job-creating #KeystoneXL http://t.co/6B8Dbnzz

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On June 3, 2015, the Sunlight Foundation received word from Twitter that it was pulling the plug on Politwoops, reversing an agreement made in 2012 that allowed us to run the project using its API. The last deletions we have archived are from May 15, 2015. Please read our 'Eulogy for Politwoops' for more detail.

While we may no longer be able to publish deleted tweets, we're still working hard to advocate for more and better open data and to create tools that promote transparency and hold our government accountable.

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